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Manchester Police Dept Raises Rainbow Flag Against Homophobia


The police force in Manchester, England stands strong with the LGBT community, and raised the rainbow flag yesterday on the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO):

"Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweeney raised the rainbow flag at Chester House, the Greater Manchester Police HQ, saying there was 'still a great deal of prejudice to be tackled'. The Union Jack remained in place on the second flagpole outside the building in Old Trafford. It is the second year GMP hoisted the flags. Mr Sweeney said: 'This shows Greater Manchester Police's commitment to ensuring everyone can feel safe in Greater Manchester.  We know from the number incidents there is still a great deal of prejudice to be tackled, but we are determined to show our support for anyone who feels they have been targeted by hate crime.'"

Wouldn't it be nice if all cities were as supportive.

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  1. This is a great photograph.

    Posted by: Rascal | May 18, 2010 10:31:09 AM

  2. The funny thing is, Manchester United doing something similar would rally MUCH more of the city's support than Manchester PD ever could.

    So... yeah... while it's a great gesture, I wouldn't go so far as it saying the "city" has teh gays' back.

    Posted by: TommyOC | May 18, 2010 12:40:42 PM

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